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David Keller, CMT from Sierra Alpha Research discusses his evidence-based approach to analysis and overcoming confirmation bias.
Many analysts are crying that the markets are overextended. Are they? An accidental look at previous recoveries may tell a different story.
David Keller, CMT from Sierra Alpha Research discusses how he uses Optuma’s bubble charts to help visualise potential trading opportunities.
As with normal bar charts, tail movements on a weekly RRG can look a lot different than tail movements on a daily RRG. This article explores why, and how daily vs weekly RRGs can be used to find trading opportunities.
One question we often get is can RRGs be used for asset allocation purposes? The answer is YES!
I want to take a different approach in this post. Often we talk about the breakthroughs that we are working on, or the market in general. This time I want to draw attention to a testing error that I’ve seen others perform—and it’s all to do with understanding data.
I am the first to admit that I ignored Bitcoin —and cryto-currencies— for too long. The first time I really paid any attention was back in October 2017 when Bitcoin just broke $5,000.
An overview of Martin Pring’s momentum oscillators and how they can be scripted in Optuma.
In the new update of Optuma (Optuma 1.2) we’ve added a new bar colour scheme called “Bolton-Smith”. The naming of this colour scheme is to honour the matriarch of Australian Technical Analysis, Dawn Bolton-Smith, who passed away in August this year.
I recently attended the 30th annual conference for the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). The IFTA Conference is held in a different location every year, and this year’s event brought us all together in beautiful Milan.
The DVAN SmartLines module for Optuma is a suite of market tools that gives an investor access to Divergence Analysis’ 27-year moneyflow methodology. The module is comprised of indicators that create a clear framework in which to analyze markets—including trading signals, trend direction, momentum, support/resistance, and buying/selling cycles.
The problem with being early in the markets? It can be painful. Very painful. Even if you end up being vindicated with a positive outcome. Best recent example? As I explained to my wife as we watched The Big Short together, “Sure they were right in the end, but look how miserable they were all along!”